Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Charise Pempengco

Was watching Oprah on the other day, and something really caught my attention. I bet most of us here would definitely know Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, but Charise? Charise Pempengco. Here, let me bring you some of her info. [She sings with Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, ...more top singers]

Charise was born in the Philippines, not having a very good childhood life. Her dad was a alcoholic, and almost took her mom away from her during one of the bad days. Luckily her neighbor came just in time to rescue them, when they heard screaming and shouting. It definitely leaved a very deep scare in her memories, cause she can't hold her tears when she was telling her stories during Oprah's show. At the age of 4[if I'm not wrong], her mom was preparing a meal at the kitchen, somehow she heard someone singing. Thought it was from the radio, but later she just realised that it was Charise singing. Since then, Charise started to participate in competitions, just to get some prize money to feed her family.
She was then being noticed through Youtube, which then Oprah contacted David Foster to do something for this little girl. She was then invited into the show, and meet with her all time idol, Celine Dion. It was all a shocked for her, when Celine Dion invited her to sing with her during her stage performance in Madison Square Garden. She burst in tears, jumping in joy.

There's a real touching story behind this 16 year old child. I drop a few tears when listen to her singing. Splendid! Love "The Prayers", when she duet with Andrea Bocelli.

Charise Pempengco Official Website - http://www.charicepempengco.com/